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  • US, S. Korea respond to North with missile launch

    July 4, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - In a direct response to North Korea's missile launch, U.S. and South Korean soldiers fired "deep strike" precision missiles into South Korean territorial waters on Tuesday, That from U.S. military officials in Seoul. The U.S. Eighth Army said the missile firings were a show of force... more »
  • Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

    May 15, 2017 9:02 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests. A press statement issued by the council late Monday expresses "utmost... more »
  • Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base

    May 3, 2017 7:55 AM

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - The U.S. has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from California for the second time in seven days. The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 blasted off from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning and delivered a mock warhead to a... more »
  • North Korea missile test ends in failure

    April 15, 2017 7:38 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure. The statement Sunday said it wasn't clear what kind of missile was involved. North Korea launched a... more »
  • Report shows number of voided standardized tests down

    January 28, 2017 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Jefferson Parish middle school threw out 145 of its students' state standardized LEAP tests in the 2015-16 school year, the highest number of tests tossed at a single school. Those were among the findings of the state education department's annual testing irregularity report. Overall, 186... more »
  • EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions tests

    January 12, 2017 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the auxiliary emission control devices... more »
  • US detects what it says is failed N. Korean missile launch

    October 15, 2016 8:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says it's detected what's being described as a failed missile launch by North Korea. A military statement says the launch occurred near the northwestern city of Kusong and that the missile is presumed to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile. The military says launch was... more »
  • FDA now asking blood banks to screen for Zika virus

    August 27, 2016 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is now asking for all blood banks in the U.S. to begin screening for the Zika virus. While blood donation testing was initially only required in areas with active Zika transmission, the FDA is now asking for all U.S. states... more »
  • Firm gives glimpse of super-speed transportation

    May 12, 2016 10:02 AM

    LAS VEGAS - And off it went. A company that hopes to zip people and cargo through tubes at hundreds of miles an hour provided a glimpse of its propulsion system for the first time Wednesday in North Las Vegas. The seconds-long, outdoor demonstration by Hyperloop One featured what appeared... more »
  • US imposes new Iran sanctions for ballistic missile testing

    January 17, 2016 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States has imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran's firing of a medium-range ballistic missile. U.N. experts said in a report in December that the missile test in October violated sanctions banning Iran from launches... more »
  • UN's Ban condemns North Korea's nuclear announcement

    January 6, 2016 11:06 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The United Nations secretary-general is condemning North Korea's announcement of its latest nuclear test, calling it "profoundly destabilizing for regional security." Ban Ki-moon demands that Pyongyang cease any further nuclear activities and meet its obligations for "for verifiable denuclearization." Ban spoke to reporters shortly before the... more »
  • High court takes up challenges to drunken-driving test

    December 11, 2015 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is taking up a group of cases challenging laws in Minnesota and North Dakota that make it a crime for people arrested for drunken driving to refuse to take a chemical test that can detect the presence of alcohol. The justices agreed Friday to consider... more »
  • No punishment for school where student skip Common Core test

    December 2, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state's top school board has approved a policy that would allow schools where about 5,000 students skipped Common Core tests to avoid any penalties. Jane Smith, a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and longtime Common Core critic, praised the plan approved on... more »
  • State to revive mercury testing program

    November 8, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State regulators are reviving a program to test the mercury levels of fish caught in Louisiana waters, providing consumers with updated warnings for the first time since 2008. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality staff in January will begin taking a fresh look at fish in waters put... more »
  • VW says it will cooperate amid latest cheating allegation

    November 2, 2015 1:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Volkswagen says it will "fully cooperate" with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is accusing the automaker of cheating a second time on emissions tests. This time, the agency says VW programmed about 10,000 cars with larger diesel engines to emit fewer pollutants during testing than when they were... more »
  • More details released on Common Core results

    October 22, 2015 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Zachary Community School District led the state in the percentage of its students achieving "mastery" of subject matter in Common Core-aligned tests given last spring. The figures released Thursday also show that the Assumption Parish School District has made the greatest performance gains compared to other... more »
  • La. Common Core test results 'roughly comparable' to past

    October 12, 2015 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's education chief says student performance on new, more rigorous standardized tests aligned to Common Core standards was "roughly comparable" to results from tests used in the past. However, math performance was lower. And the percentage of students who show what state officials currently consider "mastery"... more »
  • Louisiana moves up in rankings based on ACT test scores

    August 26, 2015 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana still ranks below the national average - and near the bottom among all states - in average composite scores for students taking the ACT college readiness test. However, state officials note that the state did move up in the latest national ACT data. And the state education... more »
  • Higher numbers of La. students reach college-ready ACT score

    July 16, 2015 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department says the number of public high school seniors who scored well enough on the ACT standardized test to enter college without remedial work continues to grow. The department released updated data Thursday. Of the latest group of graduating seniors, 24,619 students earned an ACT... more »
  • Bacteria found in water at most La. beaches, advisories posted

    July 2, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The most recent sampling of water off Louisiana's coast has found enough bacteria to post advisories at almost every beach along the shoreline. Only eight had no advisory Thursday. Almost twenty were posted with a warning after scientists found some sort of bacteria. When an advisory is... more »
  • DWI task force wants forced blood tests statewide Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's DWI Task Force wants law enforcement agencies across the state to forcibly test the blood of suspected drunk drivers who refuse to blow into a breathalyzer. The task force believes the practice will greatly reduce drunk driving if offenders know there's no way to prevent... more »
  • California high school student missing after SAT exam

    June 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    ARCADIA, Calif. - Police are looking for a 16-year-old California high school student who went missing after she was dropped off to take her SAT exam. Arcadia police say Mira Hu's parents couldn't find her when they went to pick her up at Arcadia High School, where she was dropped... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • St. George Fire Department to hire more firefighters Play Video

    May 7, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire Department Chief Jerry Tarleton said his department is battling a different kind of fire right now: a worrying shortage of recruits. Tarleton said right now the department is down 23 firefighters, which is impacting their ability to bring all their equipment to bear... more »
  • Common Core opponents fall short on La. House test vote

    April 20, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If Common Core opponents want to get the education standards stripped from Louisiana's public schools, it looks as if they have more work to do, to get lawmakers on their side. Rep. Brett Geymann failed in a procedural move Monday to get his bill - which would... more »
  • Spillway set to be tested due to high water levels

    April 4, 2015 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to test the historic Bonnet Carre Spillway next week. The corps and other flood-fighting agencies are on alert due to high water levels in the Mississippi River. On Wednesday, crews will practice removing and replacing large crane-hoisted wooden needles -... more »
  • Test security now means checking social media for cheaters

    March 19, 2015 2:08 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Critics of a standardized tests have a new complaint. They're troubled by the revelation that the company that oversees the exam being given this month in 12 states is monitoring students' social media. A New Jersey superintendent said in an email last week that she was contacted... more »
  • Small schools worried about PARCC opt-out Play Video

    March 16, 2015 12:41 PM

    CENTRAL - Thousands of children in Louisiana sat down Monday to take a test which stirred controversy among opponents of the multi-state Common Core initiative. It's the students who aren't taking the test, though, which worry administrators in small school districts like Central. Administrators with the community school... more »
  • 6 parents opt kids out of PARCC in WBR Play Video

    March 5, 2015 6:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Parents in West Baton Rouge parish were given the chance to opt their kids out of taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Two meetings were held at the West Baton Rouge School Board Office so parents could air out... more »
  • WBR hosts Common Core testing opt-out meetings today

    March 5, 2015 7:59 AM

    PORT ALLEN - School leaders and parents will be meeting in West Baton Rouge Parish today to discuss the controversial testing associated with Common Core education standards. Superintendent Wesley Watts set-up a pair of meetings for parents who plan to opt their kids out of PARCC testing. There is... more »
  • Traffic calming test leaves residents undecided Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan that some people are hoping will lessen traffic and make streets safer has kicked into full gear. It's called the Traffic Calming Test, and the city started it Tuesday by putting one way street signs and lowered speed limits in certain areas. They plan... more »
  • La. releases school performance scores Play Video

    October 21, 2014 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The number of Louisiana public schools earning an A or a B under the state's performance grading system has gone up from 575 a year ago to 607 this year. State education officials released school and district performance reports Tuesday morning. Louisiana Education Superintendent John White was... more »
  • LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

    July 25, 2014 3:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster. Patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer can enroll at LSU cancer centers in New Orleans, Houma, Covington and Baton Rouge. Most such... more »

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